Unit Plan

Westward Expansion Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

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The westward expansion is the focus of a read-aloud anthology. Pupils will listen to and discuss stories about going West, an adventure on the Erie Canal, the Trail of Tears, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express, and the transcontinental railroad. After reading, learners complete word work and extension opportunities related to the theme.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If available, play the game, The Oregon Trail while working through the unit
  • Plan time to complete homework in school or make homework optional
Classroom Considerations
  • The seventh unit in a series of 12 read-alouds created by Core Knowledge for second graders
  • Set aside ample prep time to make copies and gather materials
  • Needs projection to view images
  • The resource comes with assessments and culminating activities
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